FOUR golfers from Hawkstone Park Golf Club have raised £1,500 for cancer charity Macmillan after completing 72 holes of golf in 14 hours.
Participating in the charity’s nationwide ‘Longest Day Golf Challenge’ which challenges golfers to take on four rounds in one day to raise funds were club members Josh Gresty, Tim Jones and brothers Callum and Tom Welch.
The quartet teed-off at 5am and completed their fourth round at 7.15pm. The golfers were inspired to participate in the challenge as Hawkstone Park’s president, Dale Benbow and captain, David Driver de Valle are both cancer survivors.
Speaking on the 18thgreen of the club’s famous Hawkstone Course after completing 72 holes, Tim said: “The four of us are thrilled and proud to have completed the challenge and to raise a substantial amount of money for Macmillan. Even though we are all low handicappers used to playing golf, it was much harder than we all thought, but we kept each other going throughout the day.
“It was a great feeling to tee-off on the 72ndhole and we are very grateful to our friends who came along to support us.”
The golfers have set up a page for anyone wishing to make a donationhttps://longestdaygolf.macmillan.org.uk/Team/thebarts
Photo caption: Pictured after completing their four rounds are (from left) Tim Jones, Tom Welch, Callum Welch and Josh Gresty.